Trustee Resources

Professionals at Business MeetingAs the health care landscape continues to change and evolve, business and community leaders serving on hospital boards must know what is expected of their hospitals to continue their missions in providing exceptional care to patients. Hospital board members see firsthand how the hospital’s presence in the community affects the livelihood of residents, as well as the community. MHA is committed to providing educational resources for trustees to develop the skills and knowledge that will allow them to make effective decisions for their organizations.

► MHA Celebrates Hospital Trustees

► Trustee of the Year Award

Recognition of governance excellence at Missouri hospitals takes place at MHA’s recognition and installation banquet at the MHA convention. Recipients must currently be serving on a Missouri hospital or health system governing board. One urban and one rural trustee may be honored.

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Trustee Matters

This publication from MHA provides insights on important health care topics, with special attention to emerging issues in health management and governance. Published quarterly, Trustee Matters provides educational tools to Missouri’s hospital trustees to add value to their board service and trustee experience.

Trustee Brief - Governance Risk, What Trustees Need To Know

Trustee Brief - Healthy Boards, Healthy Governance Practices: Strategies for Success

Trustee Brief - The Board's Role in Fundraising and Philanthropy

Maximizing Board and Management Leadership Effectiveness
This MHA trustee brief helps trustees to understand the difference between governance and management responsibilities.

A Great Board: Building and Enhancing Non-profit Boards
After experience with nonprofit boards as a CEO, trustee and board chair, Howard Berman shares his insights on what works and what doesn't and includes his nine benchmark principles. Click here for more information.

AHA’s Quarterly Update
AHA will soon unveil its inaugural quarterly Trustee Update with new resources on the big changes to Medicare’s physician payment system, what it means for hospitals and physicians, and why it is critical to the future of health care. In addition, there will be new resources on good governance topics, including board committee orientation and next-generation board development. This multimedia package will include not only briefs, but also video content and on-demand webinars that can be used for boardroom education and discussion. Subscribe here to get this update delivered directly to your inbox.

Trustee is the only magazine written specifically for the directors of hospitals and health care systems. Its award-winning articles are designed to serve both new and veteran trustees. Each issue is packed with expert governance guidance and the latest health care trends, issues and data from the industry's most important thought leaders. Trustee gives board members the information they need to lead their organizations through the changing health care environment. Inside Trustee is a free e-newsletter offered through Trustee magazine.


AHA Center for Health Care Governance
Affiliated with the American Hospital Association, this dynamic community of hospital and health system board members, executives and thought leaders is dedicated to advancing excellence, innovation and accountability in health care governance.

American Hospital Association
AHA has numerous avenues for trustee involvement and participation in the Association's governance, grassroots advocacy, policy development, and field leadership initiatives, including a library of webinars for in-boardroom education.

Great Boards
This website from the American Hospital Association's Center for Healthcare Governance examines hospital and health system governance trends and effective practices, and provides extensive tools and resources for boards of trustees.

Quorum Health Resources
QHR provides various resources to support hospital board members. A list of upcoming webinars presented by QHR is available online. Registration is free; however, there is a fee for webinar participation.

The Governance Institute
The Governance Institute provides trusted, independent information and resources to board members, health care executives, and physician leaders in support of their efforts to lead and govern their organizations.

The Governance Excellence Certificate Program

Health care is in a period of rapid change. At times like these, it is especially important for hospital trustees to understand the issues facing their organizations. The Governance Excellence Certificate Program has been designed specifically for hospital trustees to develop the skills and knowledge that will allow them to make effective decisions for their organizations. This voluntary program gives Missouri hospital trustees the opportunity to earn a certificate in governance excellence from the MHA Center for Education.

MHA launched the Governance Excellence Certificate Program in 2011 to enhance hospital trustees’ skills and to equip them with increased knowledge of issues in hospital governance. To complete the certificate program, trustees are required to attend a day-long seminar and complete six of eight independent study modules.

Dates & Location
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Missouri Hospital Association, Jefferson City, Mo.
Register online.

Please note, the purpose of offering the program in September 2017 is to allow more time for trustees to partake in the event. The program is no longer held in conjunction with the annual convention.

The Center for Healthcare Governance webinar series on provider-sponsored risk includes two, 20-minute segments that can be downloaded for free on demand.

2016 Trustee Webinars

Strategic Planning for Health Care Boards: From Process to Implementation
Speaker: Panos Lykidis

Hospital and Health System Board Self-Assessments
Speaker: J. Larry Tyler
Chairman and CEO, Practical Governance Group
Chairman Emeritus, Tyler & Company

“Best Practices in CEO Performance Appraisals
Handout 1  |  Handout 2
Speaker: Charles R. Evans
Associate, Practical Governance Group
President and CEO, International Health Services Group

2015 Trustee Webinars

“The Role of the Trustee: Guidelines for New or Rookie Hospital Trustees”
Recording | Handouts
Speaker: Larry Walker
President, The Walker Company

“Compliance and the Board: Understanding Fiduciary Responsibilities”
Speaker: Patrick Sulzberger, CPA, CHC
Partner, TSP Healthcare